It doesn't sound like much but when you have a river of sweat running down the cleft of your butt from the stream down your back, and you are trotting up hills, it is a workout. I did five laps around the trotting track tonight and then two loops. Took more time because I stopped at every watering hole to encourage her to drink. She still had a gallop in her for the field just before home, then I got off and walked her the rest of the way in, hosed her down. She loves drinking out of the water hose now, too bad they don't have any of those out on the trail.
Planning a longer loop for Friday morning early. ~Endurance Granny
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association